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Fernando Ricksen match raises £80,000 for MND Scotland

Our CEO Craig Stockton attended the Rangers training ground, Murray Park, today to receive a cheque for £80,000 – a quarter of the proceeds from the Fernando Ricksen tribute match. The match, on January 25th, raised an amazing £320,000 which has been split between MND Scotland, Rangers Charity Foundation, Fernando himself and his daughter Isabella. Held in honour of Fernando, who was diagnosed with MND in 2013, the match was… read more »

Equipment Loan Service

Although the MND Scotland headquarters has moved to new premises the equipment loan service has only moved across the road into the old headquarters office space. Unfortunately the service has not had telephone, email or internet access for the last two weeks as a result of the move. Apologies if you have been trying to contact the service during that time. I will respond to any communications as soon as they are accessible. If… read more »

Brain Awareness Week Parliament reception

The Neurological Alliance of Scotland, of which MND Scotland is an active member, hosted a very successful reception at the Scottish Parliament on the evening of 18th March.  The event marked Brain Awareness Week and highlighted the importance of person-centred care for people with neurological conditions, including MND.  Speakers included Health Ministers, Maureen Watt MSP and Jamie Hepburn MSP, as well as our own CEO, Craig Stockton, who is Chair of the Neurological Alliance. The 15 MSPs… read more »

Maureen Harrison

It is with immense sadness that we announce the death of Maureen Harrison on 14 March 2015, after a long illness. Maureen was a core member of the Fundraising team at MND Scotland from 2003 to 2012, bringing her distinctive energy and warmth to all aspects of her job. She organised events with no-nonsense skill; treated her colleagues with humour and patience; and gave limitless kindness to the many supporters… read more »

We’re Moving!

As of Monday 16th March we will be in our new offices, which are based 10 minutes along the road. Our new address is; MND Scotland 2nd Floor City View 6 Eagle Street Glasgow G4 9XA. Click here for a map to the new office. Our new telephone number is 0141 332 3903 The new property really suits our needs; it means the whole team will be in same open… read more »

Volunteers Needed

Dobbies Milngavie have given MND Scotland the opportunity to raise awareness and funds within their store between 23rd and 29th March 2015. We’re looking for volunteers to help, and if you could spare a couple of hours (or more!) between 9am – 6pm on any day(s) between 23rd and 29th March please contact dawn [dot] hamilton [at] mndscotland [dot] org [dot] uk, or call 0141-332-3903. Thanks!

Coltness High Pupil Paints a Picture for MND Scotland

Lindsay Struthers, an S5 pupil at Coltness High School, has produced a wonderful portrait of Fernando Ricksen in order to raise funds for MND Scotland. This portrait will be auctioned at the Cornflower Ball on Friday March 13th at the Grand Central Hotel. The idea for the portrait was cultivated at the school following the death of a member of staff’s brother from the disease late last year. A suggestion… read more »

Blog post: MND Research in Scotland

  Last month our new Communications Officer, Gemma Bradley, took a trip through to the Euan MacDonald Centre for Motor Neurone Disease Research, based in Edinburgh Gemma met up with Laura, an MND Scotland Research Nurse, who works alongside the doctors, nurses and health professionals across Scotland who specialise in MND. Through the Scottish Motor Neurone Disease Audit, Research and Trials (SMART) project, also funded by MND Scotland, the researchers… read more »

Event: Recent Studies and Diagnosis of MND

  MND Scotland Trustee, Dr Robert Swingler will be presenting on MND in Scotland at the ‘Recent Studies and Diagnosis of MND’ conference hosted by the Royal Society of Medicine and the Motor Neurone Disease Association. The conference will bring together top neurologists and MND specialists to explore recent studies looking into the diagnosis and early treatment of MND. Delegates will gain a better understanding of the key factors to… read more »

Poll shows “overwhelming” support for action on MND

  MND Scotland CEO Craig Stockton and MND patient and campaigner, Gordon Aikman, are today visiting the Euan MacDonald Centre – the Scottish hub for research into Motor Neurone Disease. The visit comes as an Ipsos Mori poll released today (Monday 2nd February), by, reveals that a huge majority of voters back the campaign’s calls for the UK Government to double research funding for MND and improve the way benefits are… read more »